Thursday, May 22, 2008

Keep an eye on these boys...

Meet Sean (white shirt) and Joey. Take a good look because these boys will be the ones running the world in 15 years. I'm sure of it. Not only are they adorable but they are brilliant, funny and incredibly polite too. I really can't say enough good things about them. Currently they are both in my A1 class but could easily be in the next level but their parents (equally as smart) are letting them progress through the program naturally. This is something that you don't often encounter here where parents are constantly pressuring and pushing their kids and where certain parents would rather have their kid in the highest level class even if they have no idea what's going on. It doesn't seem to matter if they are really learning anything as long as they have bragging rights with the other mommies. So it's really refreshing that these boys aren't being exposed to that right now. As a result they have really shown amazing progress and improvement in the past couple of months and I have to say, their penmanship, grammar and speaking is often much better than any of my A3 students. They level up next month and I am really going to miss them. I'm sure I will see them in 5 months in my A3 class though.

3 comments:

Andy M said...

Wow, you have kids that are smart and behave well? Normally I have smart kids that are pains in the ass, or kids that behave well and are... um... "placed in the wrong class, according to their ability". lol

Also, it's very refreshing to hear that their parents are not pushing and pressuring their kids, when it comes to English, or education in general.

Carter said...

They are soooo adorable!!!!!

ambearo said...

Yeah I love teaching this class Andy, so there are good kids out there! Heh. ^^ These boys have been brought up so well (so far) and are the type to bow really deeply and accept anything I give them with 2 hands and raise their hands to talk (even though it's just 2 in the class) and they study. It's just beautiful. I hate to see them change classes because I am selfish.

Carter: I know!!! So cute! <3